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Matte Prime

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ULTAMatte Prime
 
4.2

(based on 310 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (259)
  • Smooth (244)
  • Lightweight (232)
  • Long lasting (173)
  • Blends well (105)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (23)
  • Causes breakouts (14)
  • Doesn't stay on (11)
  • Heavy (9)
  • Irritates skin (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (206)
  • All skin types (123)
  • Going out (106)
  • Sensitive skin (65)
  • Travel (62)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (122), Classic style (109), Trendy style (60)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (134), Medium (132), Deep (28)

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4.0

stays matte

By Stink's mom

from Phoenix, Az

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

        I use it under my powder foundation. Doesn't irritate my skin like some of the others I've tried. Keeps me fresh looking even after my lunchtime workouts.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Great Primer

        By New to BeautiFULL

        from Saint Louis, MO

        Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

        I bought this primer because a few of my friends wanted to try it and I have become the beauty guru of the group ;)! After divvying it up between the 4 of them to sample I still had product left so i have it a try myself & OMG! I live this primer! I live how it keeps my makeup on all day. I'm not terribly oily but I love how this makes my finished face look! Going to buy more TODAY!!!

         
        5.0

        My favorite primer!

        By Shoegal30

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          Works amazingly well and created a beautiful smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup. Good price for such a nice primer.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Oil control at it's best

          By Ndh7

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Classic Style

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Oil Control
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Oil control

            Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

            My nose gets extremely oily with & w/out makeup so I've finally found something to help control it. I apply this on my face just after washing & then apply my daily face cream. It does not moisturize so you must use your daily face cream on top of it. With makeup on it lasts a good 5 hours before I have to blot anything. Great product for the money!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Deep
             
            5.0

            Wonder primer

            By MO

            from Edenton n

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Matte finish
            • Oil Free
            • Really works
            • Silky Feeling

            Cons

            • Available 1 Hour Away

            Best Uses

            • Keeps Foundation In Place

            Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

            Used primer for prom pictures. Matte finish lasted hours . Love this product

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            First time I've ecer used primer

            By kdanis

            from adams ma

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Causes Breakouts

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

            this is the first time I've used primer on a consistent basis. this helps my makeup stay on and keeps my dry areas and helps my makeup not look flaky and caked on. I highly suggest using this formula.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Ulta Matte Prime

            By ADsoblessed

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                the name of this product says it all "matte", it helps my makeup to blend well, whether it's a liquid foundation or a powder foundation

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                LOVE

                By kaydee728

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                  I use everyday before foundation or powder.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Enjoying this product..first time user!!

                  By CA

                  from New Brighton Pa

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Natural Looking

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                    Not completely oil free, but ok for first time users.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Deep
                     
                    2.0

                    Don't bother

                    By Kierra

                    from Salisbury, MD

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Sometimes

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Help My Oily Face
                    • Good Sometimes

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                      Wasted money...was not the best. I noticed that sometimes in the middle of the day my skin is back to its natural oily state

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Deep

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                      • Q:

                        How is this product different from the Fabulous Face Foundation Primer (FFFP)? Does it offer the same amount of coverage as the FFFP?
                        Asked on 5/22/2015 by CGSpring

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          ULTA Matte Prime is oil-free and formulated with 1.5% salicylic acid to keep skin clear of blemishes. It also features mattifying powders to reduce shine for a lasting matte finish.

                          Both Matte Prime and Fabulous Face Foundation Primer (Item #: 2231749) are paraben-free, help to extend the wear of foundation, ensure smooth and even application of your foundation, and both dry invisibly (no coverage).

                          Answered on 5/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        is this product water proof?
                        Asked on 4/5/2015 by hails from chandler az

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          We do not claim that this product is waterproof, though it does feature a long wearing formula and helps to extend the wear of your foundation.

                          Answered on 4/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I have very oily skin will this help the oil to stop and not make my face look oily?
                        Asked on 3/14/2015 by nat from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The salicylic acid and mattifying powders within Matte Prime's formula will help to keep your skin shine-free and to prevent breakouts and pore congestion.

                          Answered on 3/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        The previous Ulta primer was awesome, except for the pump. Is this the same primer just in a different container?
                        Asked on 12/6/2014 by JPPMom from Apex, NC

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, exactly! Matte Prime is the same exact formula in updated packaging.

                          Answered on 12/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Can I use both this primer and the ulta bb cream together? Would that be better or should I just use one, and if yes which one primer or bb cream?
                        Asked on 11/21/2014 by Fany from Turlock, California

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Because BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20 provides priming benefits, you may wish to use it alone rather than layer it over a primer; however, if you have especially oily or blemish-prone skin, you can certainly layer Matte Prime underneath BB Cream to help keep skin mattified and shine-free, since Matte Prime is formulated with salicylic acid to treat acne and balance oil production.

                          Answered on 11/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        is this primer non-comedogenic?
                        Asked on 10/20/2014 by Ashe from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, this primer is noncomedogenic, meaning that it won't clog pores or cause breakouts. It works wonderfully for all skin types, especially oily and/or acne-prone skin!

                          Answered on 10/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Should I use this primer before or after concealer?
                        Asked on 10/12/2014 by Shawnda from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Apply Matte Prime before applying concealer.

                          Answered on 10/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I have extremely oily skin and find that primers with silica in them tend to separate and make my skin even oilier. Will this primer do that on my skin?
                        Asked on 10/7/2014 by Blue Queen from Bowling Green, KY

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          No, this primer is ideal for oily/very oily skin that is prone to breakouts, and it should not separate on your skin. Apply just a pea-sized amount to your entire face for best results. The salicylic acid and mattifying powders will help to keep your skin shine-free and to prevent breakouts and pore congestion.

                          Answered on 10/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Are any Ulta brand cosmetics tested on animals or use animal ingredients?
                        Asked on 9/29/2014 by TE

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          ULTA brand products are never tested on animals. We do not claim that ULTA brand products are vegan, as some may contain animal-derived ingredients such as carmine. ULTA Matte Prime is not formulated with any animal-derived ingredients.

                          Answered on 9/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this primer gluten free?
                        Asked on 8/12/2014 by Aliyah

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, Matte Prime is gluten-free!

                          Answered on 8/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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